Eighteen members of Lakehill Preparatory School's Upper School took time out of their holiday break to participate in a Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) event at Dallas Life Homeless Shelter on December 19. Volunteers served lunch, assisted residents with water and trays, washed dishes, and cleaned tables. ""I am thrilled with how many students turned out for the event," said WOO President Natalie Sevilla. "Working at Dallas Life was a completely different experience than anything we have done in the past, and I really enjoyed the experience. It took on special meaning to be able to volunteer there during the holidays. I left feeling extremely grateful, and aware that I shouldn't take anything for granted." Sophomore Hamed El-Feky agreed. "When you work at Dallas Life, you know you are doing something positive for the community," he said.
WOO, an initiative of the Upper School Student Council, was founded in 2014 to increase community service opportunities for high school students. "Students are always looking for more ways to serve," continued Sevilla. "It's nice to wake up in the morning and start the day by doing something positive."
Students are already excited about the next WOO project, scheduled for January 20, tutoring children through Heart House Dallas, an organization that serves refugee families in the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas. In addition to the upcoming Upper School Day of Service on February 2, WOO has projects scheduled for February 24 at Crossroads Community Services, March 24 at East Lake Pet Orphanage, and April 21 at Voice of Hope.
"We have had a tremendous response to the year's events," said Community Service Coordinator and WOO Co-sponsor Gigi Ekstrom. "Our three co-presidents (Sevilla, Kumail Imam, and Georgia Ferguson) have done a fantastic job planning events and encouraging others to attend."
WOO events are open to all high school students.
Lakehill Hosts Freshman Visit Day on Friday, February 2, 2018
Freshman Visit Day is a special day for eighth grade students to spend a day in Lakehill’s Upper School. Students will attend classes, have lunch on campus with current Upper School students, and learn more about Lakehill’s academic, athletic, and arts programs. Students should plan to be on the Main Campus from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
About Lakehill Preparatory School
Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education.
The newly enhanced Main Campus offers students 16,000 square feet of new space and 8,000 square feet of renovated space. This vital effort produces new lab spaces for science, writing, and computer science, as well as a new art studio. It also provides new classrooms, administrative offices, and meeting and event rooms. A dramatic 5,000 square foot inner courtyard offers outdoor classroom and performance space.